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12th annual Santa Monica 4th of July parade draws big crowd

By Abner Galino THOUSANDS of of people came out and cheered for the participants of the 12th Santa Monica 4th of July parade. The parade, organized by the Ocean Park Association (OPA) under the theme: “Bringing Communities Together,” also drew hundreds of participants. School children, boy and girl scouts, students, teachers, sports teams, senior citizens, […]

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Filipinotown kicks off 120th day independence celebration in Southern California

By Abner Galino REIGNING beauty queens and candidates headlined the Kalayaan parade in the historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles as Filipino Americans celebrate the 120th Philippine Independence Day all over Southern California. As billed, this year’s Filipinotown parade has eclipsed similar parades of the previous years. This year’s independence celebration is anchored on the theme: […]